Senior Public Health Programme Manager: Health Informatics
Public Health Informatics is at the heart of everything we do in Thurrock. Our nationally recognised Joint Strategic Needs Assessment programme drives investment decisions, strategy and policy across and beyond the council, influencing joint commissioning decisions taken through our Health and Wellbeing Board, Better Care Fund and Health and Third Sector Partners.
Over the last three years, our JSNA Products and Annual Public Health Reports have been catalyst to major pieces of system wide transformation including development of four Integrated Medical Centres, Brighter Futures – our integrated health and care children and young people’s service, Better Care Together Thurrock – a population health management approach to integrated health and care for adults and older people, a Whole Systems strategy to tackle obesity, and an innovative schools based mental well-being team programme.
Following the promotion of the previous post holder, we are looking for a Senior Public Health Programme Manager – Heath Informatics to lead our Public Health Informatics function and JSNA programme. This is a high profile role, at the heart of the Public Health function supporting the Strategic Lead for Health and Social Care Public Health, and the Director of Public Health and driving commissioning strategy across all Health and Wellbeing Board partners including NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group through the Public Health core offer.
You will be responsible the development of all Thurrock JSNA products and will work to embed Public Health Informatics, health intelligence and evidence based practice across the council, CCG, and Health and Wellbeing Board partners.
Our “Integrated Data set”, which links records across Health and Social care is well underway and completing delivery and use of the data are key high priority which will revolutionise our ability to understand the health and care needs of our residents and develop risk stratification and predictive modelling products that allow us to identify and target those within our population who would most benefit from prevention programmes.
As a graduate with a post graduate qualification in a public health related discipline, you will have a comprehensive skill set in public health informatics and epidemiology and adept at statistical modelling. You will use this to provide expert input and advice into understanding the health needs of the population, addressing health inequalities, determining priorities for action, assisting wider understanding of the characteristics of the local population and actively disseminating the findings to a wide audience.
We are extremely proud of our Public Health informatics function and have invested heavily in it. Our informatics team now consists of three Analysts / Information Support officers whom you will be responsible for line managing.
If you are interested in a new challenge at the heart of transforming our local authority and wider health and care economy, we’d love to hear from you.
Please Note Interviews will be held on Wednesday 30th January and are expected to be 2 hours long including testing.
Please be aware that Thurrock Council are undertaking a pay review which will affect the grading of this vacancy – full details will be provided at conditional offer stage to the preferred candidate
Our vision – an ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Here at Thurrock council we are striving to unlock sustainable growth, and lay the foundations for future growth and prosperity of the area. Situated on the north side of the River Thames bordering Essex, Kent and East London, Thurrock is an area of great contrast, with a well-balanced mixture of beauty and business. We are determined to improve Thurrock as a place, ensuring we are providing the best services for the people of Thurrock whilst offering the opportunity of prosperity.
Thurrock council is bucking the trend seen across most local authorities, we have a forecast balanced budget to 2021/22 which will provide the council with unique opportunities to change how we do things and improve the offer to our residents and businesses. Our aim is to create a place where people and businesses want to stay and thrive, and developers and investors want to invest.
We have an exciting and ambitious agenda to deliver here at Thurrock council with £20billion of new investment planned for homes, jobs and infrastructure including £6billion being invested in private sector jobs; 24,500 new jobs planned over the next 20 years - working towards a future where every resident has a good job and £100million new investment in our schools – to ensure our education offer is first class, whilst building upon 97% of our primary schools being “good” or better.
Thurrock is a diverse place, known not only for its ports and logistics centres but home of the Royal Opera House and the expanding intu Lakeside Shopping Centre. Thurrock’s heritage, wildlife sites and breath-taking countryside offer the best of both being perfectly positioned just 35 minutes from central London.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited employer and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
If you want to be part of an ambitious, exciting yet challenging council, where you can really make a difference join #TeamThurrock now!
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